Graveworm's History (Biography)

Graveworm is a death metal band with strong influences from gothic metal (on older albums) and black metal (on the two most recent). Originating from Bruneck, Italy, they formed in 1992.

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Genre(s): Melodic Black/Gothic Metal

Country: Italy

Show Date: August 1, 2009

Festivals: Global East Rock Festival 2009

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Before Graveworm even released a demo, they were signed by Serenades Records after a performance close to their hometown of Bruneck (Brunico), northern Italy. Graveworm was signed to Serenades Records in 1997, releasing their first EP, Eternal Winds, in that same year. During their first tour together with Crematory, Therion and Lake of Tears, the band promoted the album When Daylight's Gone.

In 1998, the EP Underneath the Crescent Moon was released, featuring Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion) in the track "Awake...Thy Angels Of Sorrow". Graveworm also performed at the Wacken Open Air (Germany) with bands such as Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth and Vader.

Graveworm's Current Members

  • Stefan Fiori - Vocals (1997 - present)
  • Sabine Mair - Keyboard (1997 - present)
  • Martin Innerbichler - Drums (1997 - present)
  • Harry Klenk - Bass (previously guitars) (1997 - present)
  • Eric Righi - Guitar (2001 - present)
  • Thomas Orgler - Guitar (2005 - present)

Former members:

  • Lukas Flarer - Guitar (2003 - 2005)
  • Stefan Unterpertinger - Guitar (1997 - 2003)
  • Didi Schraffel - Bass (1997 - 2001)
  • Eric Treffel - Guitar (2001)

The second album As the Angels Reach the Beauty was finished in 1999, and followed by a European tour with Agathodaimon. Scourge of Malice was released in 2001, which allowed the band their first headlining tour together with Dornenreich, Vintersorg and Darkwell. In 2002, they changed to the German Nuclear Blast label. At this point, Didi Schraffel (bass) left the band and Harry Klenk (guitars) was replaced by Eric Treffel. Treffel soon left the band in the same year and was replaced by Eric Righi on guitar.

Graveworm's Discography

  • 1997 - When Daylight's Gone
  • 1999 -  As the Angels Reach the Beauty
  • 2001 - Scourge of Malice
  • 2003 - Engraved in Black
  • 2005 - (N)utopia
  • 2007 - Collateral Defect
  • 2009 - Diabolical Figures

Together with Righi, they produced Engraved in Black, which was finished in 2003, and enhanced with a feature of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion". Shortly after the release, Stefan Unterpertinger (guitar) quit and Lukas Flarer joined the band. Also, Harry Klenk, former guitarist and now bassist, re-joined the band.

In 2004, Graveworm played on the X-Mass Festival tour together with Destruction, Kataklysm, and many others. Martin Innerbichler (drums) took a break to study and was temporarily replaced by Moritz Neuner (previously the Darkwell and Shadowcast drummer).

Graveworm's Setlist at Global East Rock Festival 2009 (August 1, 2009)

  1. I - The Machine
  2. Legions Unleashed
  3. Suicide Code
  4. Vengeance is sworn
  5. A Dreaming Beauty
  6. Forlorn hope
  7. Never Enough
  8. Dreaming Into Reality
  9. Bloodwork
  10. Architects of hate
  11. Hateful Design
  12. Abhorrence
  13. Encore:
  14. Touch of hate
  15. Fear of the dark (Iron Maiden cover)

The album (N)utopia was released in 2005.

Lukas Flarer (guitarist) later left the band for personal reasons, and was replaced by Orgler "Stirz" Thomas.

In 2006, Graveworm embarked on a North American tour with Kataklysm, Destruction, The Absence, and Vader.

On April 10, 2007, the promo of the latest Graveworm album, Collateral Defect, was leaked on the web. The album was launched in Europe on May 25 via Massacre Records and June 5 in North America through Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Andy Classen at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany.

Graveworm's album Diabolical Figures was released on June 19, 2009 and features Karsten Jäger as a guest musician.

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Graveworm - I The Machine
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Other bands that participated at the Global East Rock Festival 2009: Arcana Imperia, Crematory, D.V.S., Diary of Dreams, Ensiferum, Epica, Kingdom Come, Kreator, Maknamara, Motorhead, My Dying Bride, My Favorite Scar, Sonic Syndicate, Tarja Turunen, W.H.I.T.E.

Created At: September 21, 2010 5:48 PM Updated At: May 9, 2011 5:31 PM